|2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid|
The new MKZ Hybrid offers the same MKZ comfort with the new hybrid power-train that simply defines "eco-car" to the supreme level. Since the MKZ Hybrid is a full-fledged, all-American eco-car, it features the 2.5L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine, dedicated to bring out the green factor for this luxury sedan. With the CVT added for the MKZ Hybrid, the fuel efficiency for this American luxury hybrid can go for about 41/36 mpg.
My thoughts about the MKZ Hybrid:
As Ford fans trying to think twice before saying farewell to the Mercury Milan Hybrid, and other Mercury models, Lincoln's gaining an edge for bringing new models in the future, and the MKZ Hybrid tries to stand out without the risky sacrifice of becoming the most fuel-efficient Lincoln ever made. With the same pricing as the regular MKZ (2WD), for about $34,330 or 4.8 million pesos, most luxury car enthusiasts who has a sense of green driving cannot go wrong with this premium hybrid car.
The MKZ Hybrid still carries Bridge of Weir leather, Heated/Cooled 10-Way Power Front Seats, SYNC connectivity, and other luxury items, perfect to turn things around for the upperclassmen. The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid targets the Toyota Crown Hybrid, Lexus GS Hybrid, and the upcoming Nissan Fuga Hybrid respectively.
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